By Karen Grau
July 7, 2011 5:35 PM
In the next few weeks officials in Indiana will decide whether or not an 11-year old boy will stand trial as an adult for shooting and killing his 6-year old brother. Yes, I said 11 … and yes, I said “adult.”
For the past eight months I’ve been filming young kids who are already serving hard time in adult prisons; and over the past 13 years I’ve gotten to know dozens more who live their lives immersed in chaos, spring-boarding from juvenile detention centers to juvenile courtrooms that sadly become second homes.
But as I watch and listen to the current debate regarding the future of our latest 11-year-old headline, there are only three words that come to my mind: